Two invited papers in September’s special issue of Patient Education and Counseling

Two papers from OCHER members have just been published in the Patient Education and Counseling special issue on the top papers from the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare conference that took place in September 2013 in Montreal, Canada. Jennifer Gerwing (currently a postdoc at Ahus) and Anne Marie Dalby (currently a PhD student at Ahus) explores the semantic functions of physician gestures. Pål Gulbrandsen, with the same two authors and Eirik Ofstad (also a current PhD student at Ahus/Nordlandssykehuset) describes in detail two encounters which illustrate the far from optimal shared decision making in encounters even when physicians really exhibit strong efforts. The papers have been added on the publication list.